UCJNCOBP08 Cultural studies I

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Mathias Becker, M.A. (lecturer)
doc. Dr. phil. Martin Maurach (lecturer)
Mgr. Miroslav Urbanec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Mathias Becker, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Miroslav Urbanec, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Miroslav Urbanec, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Tue 12:15–13:00 PrPed
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UCJNCOBP08/A: Tue 13:05–13:50 PrPed, M. Urbanec
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with an insight into German history, political system, cultural and social life and art. In the field of history, the subject focuses on the most important historical epochs, events and personalities.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to identify and describe the most important historical epochs, events and personalities from German history. The student is able to identify and summarize the basic features of the German political system, cultural and social life.
  • 1. Geography of Germany 2. The population of Germany 3. History I (1871–1918): From the founding of modern Germany to the end of the First World War 4. History II (1918˗1945): Weimar Republic, Hitler's dictatorship, World War II 5. History III (1945˗1989): Post-war period, division of Germany and the year 1968 6. History IV (1989˗day): The reunification of Germany and the Republic of Berlin 7. The Länder and the capital Berlin 8. History and regions of Germany as a subject of marketing (teaching in the form of project simulation) 9. German economy and its significance for the EU 10. Political system 11. Culture, traditions and folklore in Germany 12. Presentation of Germany as a tourist destination (on the example of Leipzig) and multimedia homeland studies (websites, virtual museums, youtube, facebook, etc.) 13. Summary and exercises
    required literature
  • Vogt, M.: Deutsche Geschichte: Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 2006.
  • Lutscher, R.: Landeskunde Deutschland. Politik. Wirtschaft. Kultur. Aktualisierte Fassung. München: Verlag für Deutsch, 2018.
  • Engehausen, F. u. a.: Meilensteine der deutschen Geschichte. Von der Antike bis heute. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2015.
    recommended literature
  • Berger, M.-C. / Martini, M.: Generation E. Deutschsprachige Landeskunde im europäischen Kontext. Stuttgart: Ernst Klett Sprachen, 2005.
  • Schäfer, H.: Deutsche Geschichte in 100 Objekten. Berlin / München / Zürich: Piper, 2015.
Teaching methods
lecture, seminar
Assessment methods
written test, attendance (75%)
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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